Artistic Director of Drama Program, Actor, Director, and Teacher
bree valle studied at University of Alberta, Simon Fraser University, and Lakehead University. She holds an MFA in Contemporary Performance (Solo Performance, Acting, and Directing) from Arizona State University where she studied directing from five-time Tony nominated Marshall W. Mason. She studied acting with Scott Swan, the founding Artistic Director of Suomac Studios in Vancouver and voice with Richard Armstrong of the Roy Hart Institute in France and David Smuckler at York University.
She was the founding Artistic Director of Oceanquest Studios in Phoenix and the Artistic
Director of the Canadian comedy improvisation troupe Who Cares. She is the co-artistic
director and co-founder of Blu Canyon Studios. bree valle has acted and directed locally,
nationally, and abroad.
Stagecraft and Technical Theatre
Richard Jackson received his BFA in Theater Arts from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas, and his MA from California Polytechnic State University. Before he began teaching at Cuesta College, he worked as a set and lighting designer for The Huntsville Enrichment of the Arts Program in Huntsville, Texas; The Salt City Center for the Performing Arts in Syracuse, N.Y.; and The Tahlequah Outdoor Drama in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. He had also freelanced as a designer and technical director for various theater companies in Las Vegas including Clark County Community College, New West Stage Company, Las Vegas Little Theater, Betty Sullivan Cleary Productions, Jim Carey Productions, and the City of Las Vegas Arts Programs. When Richard is not teaching and working at Cuesta College, he freelances as an art director and editor in the video and film production field.
Technical Director, Cuesta College Cultural and Performing Arts Center